Ran-Lew Dairy milk is wholesome and natural, pretty much the way it came out of the cow. And it’s bottled right on the farm!
Our milk is batch, or low-temperature pasteurized, preserving the naturally occurring nutrients and enzymes while killing the pathogenic bacteria.
You won’t find those top-quality nutrients and enzymes in milk from the big industrial food companies — they’ve been altered by fast, high-temperature, ultra-pasteurization used to gain additional shelf-life.
And our milk is non-homogenized — the cream rises to the top after it’s been sitting. Homogenization is a process that breaks the milk fat globules into tiny, uniform bits so it does not need to be shaken.
Some researchers have found that the relatively large, non-homogenized milk-fat globules bind much more readily with the nutrients (like vitamins A & D) found in the liquid portion of milk. The nutrient-carrying globules travel to the stomach and gut where they release the nutrients for use by the body.
Milk fat, in its natural state, can make its way through the human digestive tract. Some people who are lactose intolerant tell us they are able to drink our milk without problems.
Ran-Lew Dairy cows spend their days grazing in pastures around the milking barn. They are not given artificial hormones and they are only treated with antibiotics when they are sick, which is rare (and in those cases their milk is not processed).
Our herd is a mixture of breeds — Holsteins, Guernseys, Jerseys, Brown Swiss and one Milking Shorthorn. The ladies work hard.
Milk from grass-fed cows has been shown to contain higher levels of nutrients like beta-carotene, vitamin A, and vitamin E.
It also contains higher levels of two crucial fatty acids shown to fight major diseases – Omega-3s and conjugated linoleic acid.
Our milk tastes different than the sterile, ultra-pasteurized milk you may be accustomed to – the flavor comes from the grass and high-quality silage our cows eat. It’s how real milk tastes!
We bottle whole, reduced-fat milk, chocolate milk, half and half, and whole-cultured buttermilk on the farm. We are proud of our partnership with Better Basket and are happy to offer our products to the people of Wilmington.